The OMB has provided an interim decision on 174 Glebe Avenue, and it is a study in compromise. It gives the City of Ottawa, the developer, and the residents on the street each something to be happy about while enforcing the idea that any new development must for the most part conform to the existing historic pattern of the Glebe Avenue Streetscape. Therefore, the interim ruling states, among other things, that there be a zoning amendment to allow for:
1. R4m Zoning permitting a low rise apartment dwelling
2. Front yard setback will conform to the existing streetscape pattern of 5.5 meters
3. That the front section of any new building be no more than 11 meters, or three storeys
4. That the back section of any new building be no more than 13.33 meters, or four storeys
All applicants are given 2 months to come up with an appropriate bylaw for the OMB’s consideration.
There is more, but I will let you read the ruling, which can be found here.